Greg Dunker, WKYX Morning Show Host/Program Director
Greg Dunker is certainly in the right profession, because he talks a lot. All the time. He never stops. Wisecracks, stories, remembrances, rants, quips, puns, allusions, quotes, opinions, Dunker just goes on and on.

Dunker talked his way through Lone Oak High School, all the way into Paducah Community College, where he first put his big mouth behind a microphone. The rest, as they say, is conversational history.

His colleagues at Bristol Broadcasting have endured this non-stop dialogue since 1986. Dunker has hosted the morning show on WKYX since 2004. He spends his spare time annoying the mayor and governor, and adding to his hot sauce collection.

A card-carrying member of the Emil Verban Memorial Society, Dunker knows all the words to "Go Cubs Go". He's been married to his wife Denise since 1989. They and their three cats live in Paducah.

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Joe Jackson, Morning News Anchor, Sports Reporter
Joe Jackson has been with Bristol Broadcasting since April of 2004. Joe does WKYX morning news, reports on Graves County, handles the sports section of this site, and is also the play-by-play voice of the Graves County Eagles. Joe and his wife Leigh Ann have two boys, Peyton and Reece, and live in Benton. Joe was born in west Tennessee and graduated from Livingston Central High School in 1992. In 1997, he graduated from Murray State University with a B.S. degree in Electronic Journalism. Joe has won several Associated Press Awards including Best Reporter. In his spare time, Joe enjoys playing basketball, watching ESPN and spending time with his family.

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JP Roberts, Traffic Reporter
JP Roberts is a life-long Paducahan. He graduated from Tilghman High School in 1981 and attended Paducah Community College and Murray State University . JP started his law enforcement career in 1987 and retired from the Paducah Police Department on May 31, 2008. He enjoys spending time with family, especially his son James, who attends Lone Oak High School. JP is a huge NFL fan, especially of the 49ers, and enjoys getting together with friends to watch the big game of the week. He likes going out to dinner, catching a new movie and hanging out with friends and enjoys tinkering with technology and loves gadgets.

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Ro Morse, Content Contributor
 Ro has been recording recipes for Banks Market with Bristol Broadcasting since 1993. She's authored cookbooks, local interest books, taught cooking classes privately and with the Culinary Arts Dept. at WKCTC. Ro has a vast array of experience in local tourism, organizing community events and as a Paducah business person, brings that knowledge with her to the Bristol team.
Ro lives in Paducah, works with her sons at Higdon Outdoors and cherishes time with grandchildren; Katelyn, Caleb, Josh and Sadie. Her two bonus children and their spouses and granddaughters live in East TN and San Francisco. She enjoys Bible studies, cooking for her family and friends, bicycling, gardening and photography.

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Bill Hughes, Afternoon News Anchor/Reporter
Bill Hughes has lived in McCracken County since he was 11 months old, and remembers spending hours scanning the dial (when there really was one) to see what stations he could find. He has worked in radio since 1998, when he began volunteering at local Christian station, WGCF. He eventually worked there full-time for 9 years until becoming part of the Bristol team in April 2010. Most of his large family lives in Western KY, and he enjoys being close to all of them. Bill is a sports junkie, and also enjoys music, reading, and travel. He and his wife, Jennie have one son, Colin.

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Brian York, Web Site Reporter
Brian is a 2007 graduate of Murray State University with a degree in Public Relations. Brian has been with Bristol Broadcasting since 2009 after spending six years working as a reporter at the Tribune-Courier.
In addition to working on the Star, you can hear Brian 7-midnight weeknight's on 93.3 WKYQ. In His spare time he enjoys spending time with wife Kaycee and he is a sports junkie.

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Chris Taylor, Murray Reporter
Chris Taylor is our reporter for the Murray-Calloway County area. He is currently a Mass Communications graduate student at Murray State University, earning his bachelor's degree in electronic media from MSU in 2006. He also works as a graduate assistant at MSU, where he instructs an audio/video editing lab.

In between school and work, Chris spends most of his time with his daughter Kiera.

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Steve Hecklinger, Photographer and Reporter
Steve Hecklinger is our freelance photographer and reporter across Western Kentucky and Southern Illinois.

He started with West Kentucky Star in 2011. Steve is a certified weather spotter trained by the National Weather Service here in Paducah.

He's cover major regional events such as the 2011 flood where several of his pictures were used in West Kentucky Star's book "The Great Flood of 2011". Major events also covered are the 2/29/12 Tornado, Eggner's Ferry bridge collapse, weather, traffic and more. Steve has more than 20 years in professional photography and HD video.

A graduate of Hopkinsville High School and APSU now resides with family in Paducah.

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